TshwaneDJe Human Language Technology is a private company that develops and offers dictionary- and language-related software and consulting services. TshwaneDJe was co-founded by David Joffe and Prof. Dr. Gilles-Maurice de Schryver (experts in software development and lexicography respectively) in 2002, based on, amongst others, a joint vision of improving the world and bridging cultures through better dictionaries.
Originally based in David Joffe's hometown of Pretoria (of which the traditional African name is 'Tshwane') in South Africa, in 2009 the company moved to Stellenbosch, and as of 2011 is located in Gordon's Bay, South Africa. We have consistently focused on professionalism, world-class quality, and delivering value to our customers. Originally dealing primarily with lexicography, the company has more recently broadened its focus to also cover terminology management software, corpus query software, software tools for translators, and general Language Services.
Our customers include Oxford University Press, Pearson, Longman, Macmillan, the Royal National Academy of Medicine (Spain), Grupo Clarín (Argentina), the Department of Justice (Canada), the Welsh Language Board, the Malaysian Institute of Language and Literature, Van Dale Lexicografie, Le Robert (France), the Royal Spanish Academy, the Institute for Dutch Lexicology (Netherlands), and more.
TshwaneDJe members are also active in academic research and have published many publications »
TshwaneDJe has a BEE Level 4 rating.
Core Team at a Glance
Malcolm is an expert C++ programmer, but also does some occasional PHP. He joined TshwaneDJe in early 2006. He is one of the main developers on TshwaneLex, and is the primary developer of the TLex Electronic Dictionary publishing system, as well as the tlTranslate Translation Memory software. He is also highly experienced with data conversions. Since early 2010, he is managing overall software development and company operations of TshwaneDJe in Stellenbosch.